SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

DEVELOPING A MORE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

The Star Entertainment Group continues to take a long-term view to managing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and contractors and is committed to continuous improvement in supply chain management and the sustainable sourcing of products and services.

As part of our supply chain improvement program in financial year 2019, the Group continued to implement recommendations from the supply chain assessment and gap analysis conducted in financial year 2018, supported by the Group Sustainability Strategy and materiality assessment process. In the material and higher risk spend areas of food and capital developments, further progress was made to mitigate the impacts of our procurement via embedding sustainability considerations into all relevant tendering activities and adhering to sustainable construction guidelines for capital works.

In the 2019 financial year, the Group progressed with its Sustainable Supply Chain Plan which included preparations to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2019 (Cth) and the extension of our supplier risk assessment activities.

SUSTAINABILITY SOURCING  IN OPERATIONS

Managing close relationships with our suppliers leads to identifying and implementing operational improvements in the sustainability of our sourcing and property management activities.

Our Queensland-based roadshows offer an opportunity for us to directly present our growth story and strategy to various agencies and potential vendors, providing the opportunity to build pathways to regional suppliers including those who have a specific sustainability offering. One supplier identified during these roadshows offered sustainable and natural cleaning products which were subsequently trialled and utilised in our commercial kitchens.

In line with our Single-Use Plastics Reduction Commitment, supplier roadshows have been held to match sustainable and compostable packaging alternatives with the dishes that chefs produce meeting both a food presentation and customer requirement. This activity will see the Group reduce single use takeaway packaging in line with our single use plastic reduction commitments.

The Group undertook the following projects and initiatives during the 2019 financial year:

  • Plastic straws have been replaced by paper and compostable alternatives
  • Additional still and sparkling water fountains have been provided to reduce single-use water bottles
  • Single-use portion containers for internal use are being phased out at The Star Gold Coast and The Star Sydney in favour of reusable alternatives
  • Nineteen at The Star continues to lead in sustainable cuisine, sourcing and chef education on sustainable cooking practices
  • Napkins procured across our properties continue to be made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified pulp and are carbon neutral
  • Following a company-wide review of washroom paper consumables (including hand towels and toilet rolls) in FY2019, the Group switched to FSC certified paper washroom products.
DEVELOPING A MORE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

The Star Entertainment Group continues to take a long-term view to managing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and contractors and is committed to continuous improvement in supply chain management and the sustainable sourcing of products and services.

As part of our supply chain improvement program in financial year 2019, the Group continued to implement recommendations from the supply chain assessment and gap analysis conducted in financial year 2018, supported by the Group Sustainability Strategy and materiality assessment process. In the material and higher risk spend areas of food and capital developments, further progress was made to mitigate the impacts of our procurement via embedding sustainability considerations into all relevant tendering activities and adhering to sustainable construction guidelines for capital works.

In the 2019 financial year, the Group progressed with its Sustainable Supply Chain Plan which included preparations to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2019 (Cth) and the extension of our supplier risk assessment activities.

SUSTAINABILITY SOURCING  IN OPERATIONS

Managing close relationships with our suppliers leads to identifying and implementing operational improvements in the sustainability of our sourcing and property management activities.

Our Queensland-based roadshows offer an opportunity for us to directly present our growth story and strategy to various agencies and potential vendors, providing the opportunity to build pathways to regional suppliers including those who have a specific sustainability offering. One supplier identified during these roadshows offered sustainable and natural cleaning products which were subsequently trialled and utilised in our commercial kitchens.

In line with our Single-Use Plastics Reduction Commitment, supplier roadshows have been held to match sustainable and compostable packaging alternatives with the dishes that chefs produce meeting both a food presentation and customer requirement. This activity will see the Group reduce single use takeaway packaging in line with our single use plastic reduction commitments.

The Group undertook the following projects and initiatives during the 2019 financial year:

  • Plastic straws have been replaced by paper and compostable alternatives
  • Additional still and sparkling water fountains have been provided to reduce single-use water bottles
  • Single-use portion containers for internal use are being phased out at The Star Gold Coast and The Star Sydney in favour of reusable alternatives
  • Nineteen at The Star continues to lead in sustainable cuisine, sourcing and chef education on sustainable cooking practices
  • Napkins procured across our properties continue to be made with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified pulp and are carbon neutral

Following a company-wide review of washroom paper consumables (including hand towels and toilet rolls) in FY2019, the Group switched to FSC certified paper washroom products

THE STAR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRIDES ITSELF ON SOURCING LOCAL PRODUCE AND SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. IN FY2019 WE CONTINUED TO ESTABLISH STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH FARMERS, FISHERIES AND SUPPLIERS ACROSS NEW SOUTH WALES, QUEENSLAND AND AUSTRALIA TO DELIVER THE BEST QUALITY PRODUCE TO OUR GUESTS.

NINETEEN AT THE STAR’S SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

Nineteen at The Star prides itself on sourcing its produce from ethical farmers that produce sustainable ingredients including fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood.

As part of Nineteen at The Star’s strategy, the restaurant aims for all of our seafood suppliers to be recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC regularly reviews global fishing standards aiming to eliminate over-fishing and ensure the supply of seafood for future generations. Since the over fishing of certain species of tuna has recently become apparent, we have sourced Walker Seafoods Australia to supply our tuna. Walker Seafoods is an ethical and sustainable supplier based on the Sunshine Coast and is the only tuna supplier in the world that is recognised by the MSC.

We also pride ourselves on supporting local farmers and suppliers such as our sheep yoghurt supplier out of the Lockyer Valley in Toowoomba. Other examples of local, sustainable produce are our tomato and mushroom supplies from farmers on the Sunshine Coast. Part of being a sustainable restaurant is incorporating sustainable cooking practices. We aim to have zero waste by using all elements of our ingredients. For example, our fish arrive whole so that we can break them down and use every part of the animal – from making sauces, to using the bones to create our broths. To further showcase our sustainability credentials, Nineteen at The Star has developed a bespoke themed menu series. The six-part series includes a focus on sustainable seafood and ethical, local farming.